Wayne Bacon

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Position

President – Hammersmith Marketing Ltd, Nassau, Bahamas

  • B. Comm. degree in Economics from University of Toronto
  • Fully accredited Mediator for International Trade
  • Full member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Business Experience

  • Developed export markets for USA grains and oilseeds in Egypt, Turkey, North Africa and Middle East , as Vice President of major international grain trading organization, Oriac International – 1983 until 2000.
  • Built network of grain trading and marketing offices and agencies across North Africa and Middle East – from Morocco to Kuwait .
  • Established and expanded feed ingredient export trading operation in Africa and Middle East.
  • Evaluated feed industry in Asia and the opportunities for exports of feed ingredients and protein meals
  • Developed and expanded animal/aqua feed ingredient business in Africa, Middle East and Asia
  • Conducted market studies and evaluations for development of private sector flour milling in Egypt.
  • Project evaluation, control and management for development of major private sector grain terminal in Alexandria Egypt.
  • Evaluated port facilities and port adequacy in all Southern India ports in US Grains Council funded study.
  • Conducted in depth analysis and review on the corn use and import markets in Mexico on behalf of the US Grains Council
  • Former President of the London, England based Grain and Feed Trade Association – the first non-European to hold this senior position in the premier international trade association for the Grain industry.
  • Conducted trade based educational courses in Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Kenya on behalf of GAFTA, US Wheat.
  • Presented papers, studies and speeches for more than 20 years at conferences, seminars, trade meeting conducted by GAFTA, US Wheat, US Grains Council, American Soybean Assoc, International Grains Council
  • Travelled extensively in Africa and the Middle East for 30 years – lived in Cairo, Egypt for 15 years.